The Denver Nuggets, after several long months, have guard Wilson Chandler back in the fold. He has agreed to sign a contract with the team on Sunday afternoon, according to his agent:
Breaking: Wilson Chandler has agreed to sign with Denver, agent tells me— Benjamin Hochman (@nuggetsnews) March 18, 2012
Wilson was a restricted free agent who signed with a Chinese Basketball Association team to play during the NBA lockout. He played the regular season over there and then sat out the playoffs while he worked to get clearance back to the NBA.
Once that happened near the end of February, Chandler started to look at other teams to sign an offer sheet, but he never did so before the March 1 deadline. That left him with signing with the Nuggets or sitting out and being a restricted free agent once again this summer.
When everything is announced, we should expect a long-term deal since the Nuggets didn't want to sign him for just the remainder of the season -- that would have left him an unrestricted free agent this offseason.
UPDATE: The Nuggets announced a multi-year deal.
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